Ethiopia's Tigray Conflict

Nilgiri

Experienced member
Moderator
Canada Moderator
India Moderator
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
4,033
Reaction score
8,066
Points
113
Nation of residence
Canada
Nation of origin
India
It looks like everything has calmed down pretty much and there are humanitarian efforts ongoing in the affected area.

Timestamp ~ 4:30 - 6:30 :

 

Madokafc

Experienced member
Moderator
Think Tank Analyst
Indonesia Moderator
Joined
Sep 22, 2020
Messages
2,434
Reaction score
3,933
Points
113
Nation of residence
Indonesia
Nation of origin
Indonesia
It looks like everything has calmed down pretty much and there are humanitarian efforts ongoing in the affected area.

Timestamp ~ 4:30 - 6:30 :


Most of the perperator got their attention distracted into other issue, especially for Egypt and UAE.
 

T-123456

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
2,069
Reaction score
4,861
Points
113
Nation of residence
Nethelands
Nation of origin
Turkey

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says​

Despite a promise to leave, Eritrea’s troops remain in northern Ethiopia, aiding the Ethiopian government campaign there, a senior U.N. official told the Security Council.

1618531086258.png
A building is seen through a broken window in Shire, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia last month.Credit...Baz Ratner/Reuters

NAIROBI, Kenya — Eritrean troops continue to commit atrocities in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, despite assurances by Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, that they were leaving, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.

Mr. Abiy has come under pressure over reports of massacres, looting and sexual assaults by Eritrean troops. Last month, he flew to the Eritrean capital, Asmara, and announced that his ally, the autocratic Eritrean leader Isaias Afwerki, had agreed to bring his soldiers home.

But the U.N. and its humanitarian partners have seen no evidence that such a withdrawal has taken place, Mark Lowcock, the top U.N. humanitarian official, told the Security Council. In fact, Mr. Lowcock said, Eritrean soldiers had begun to disguise their identities by wearing Ethiopian military uniforms, and some had killed civilians during indiscriminate attacks as recently as Monday.

 

Nilgiri

Experienced member
Moderator
Canada Moderator
India Moderator
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
4,033
Reaction score
8,066
Points
113
Nation of residence
Canada
Nation of origin
India

Heavy fighting has broken out in several areas in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray between rebels and federal troops, reports say.

The rebel Tigray Defence Force (TDF) said it had seized several towns, where witnesses have told the BBC they have seen its fighters patrolling.

The federal Ethiopian army dismissed the claim, saying it was fake news.

This is the most serious fighting since November, when the Ethiopian government declared victory in the conflict.

Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in the war that started almost eight months ago.

Following the fighting, some five million people in Tigray are in need of food aid and more than 350,000 are living in famine conditions, according to a recent UN-backed estimate.

The reports of the fighting comes as ballots are being counted from Monday's general election. No voting took place in Tigray because of the security situation.

TDF fighters have also been seen in several towns both to the north and south of the region's capital of Mekelle.

Army spokesman Colonel Getnet confirmed there was fighting but denied that any towns, army equipment or soldiers had been captured.

"While the Ethiopian government was busy with the national elections and the GERD [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam] issues, the terrorist TPLF [a key part of the TDF], along with its young recruits, was actively involved in terrorist activities," he said.

He added that operations were underway to capture the rebel leaders.

Conflict will not end soon​

By Teklemariam Bekit, BBC Tigrinya

This is the rebels' biggest offensive since the conflict began in November last year.

They suffered a series of setbacks at the start of the war, but now seem to have regrouped and are preparing for a long, brutal war.

The timing is instructive, it started just days before the election which the ruling party is widely expected to win.

The key question is: Will Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed use his electoral mandate to enter into talks with the rebels or he will press ahead with seeking victory on the battlefield?

What is not in doubt is the rebels have sent a strong message to the rest of the world that Ethiopia is at war, despite the government's narrative that the fighting was almost over.

The reports of the rebel capture of Adigrat, which is within striking distance of Eritrea, would be significant, suggesting that Eritrean troops will not be withdrawing from Tigray any time soon despite growing international pressure.
This war is set to linger for a long time, aggravating Tigray's already dire food shortages and imminent famine.
line

Ethiopia's government, aided by troops from neighbouring Eritrea, launched an offensive in November last year to oust the region's then ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). By the end of the month, it declared victory.

The TPLF had had a massive fallout with Mr Abiy over his political reforms though its capture of federal military bases in Tigray was the catalyst for the invasion.

The TPLF has since joined forces with other groups in Tigray to form the TDF.

Speaking to the BBC on Monday after casting his vote in the twice delayed national election, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he was working with the Eritrean troops to get them to leave but said he would not "push them out".

They are accused of carrying out massacres, mass rape and blocking humanitarian aid - charges Eritrea has denied.

He also denied that there was hunger in Tigray. He admitted there was a problem but said the government could fix it.

Mr Abiy has also ruled out talks with the TPLF, which was labelled a terrorist organisation by the national government, in May.
 

Kartal1

Experienced member
Moderator
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
2,113
Reaction score
7,183
Points
113
Nation of residence
Bulgaria
Nation of origin
Turkey
Makelle
1624909993599.png
 

Saithan

Experienced member
Moderator
Joined
Aug 24, 2020
Messages
5,023
Reaction score
11,471
Points
113
Nation of residence
Denmark
Nation of origin
Turkey
Last edited:

Saithan

Experienced member
Moderator
Joined
Aug 24, 2020
Messages
5,023
Reaction score
11,471
Points
113
Nation of residence
Denmark
Nation of origin
Turkey

Could this be the first step in a creation of a new sovereign nation ? I assume that the federal army didn't have enough money, will or supplies to keep this going.
 

Stuka

Well-known member
Think Tank Analyst
Joined
Oct 21, 2020
Messages
314
Reaction score
1,861
Points
93
Nation of residence
United Kingdom
Nation of origin
Turkey
The Latest Situation in the Region.

TPLF has advanced quite a lot against the ENDF.

1627489456508.png

Tigray's Population is only 7 Million. (110 Million Ethiopians)

> This shows how important a experienced Army is. The Situation is everything but in favor of the Government and it loyal Forces, who are btw calling for the youth to take up Arms against the TPLF


1627489781835.png
Recruits to join Ethiopia's Defense Force gather during the farewell ceremony at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia July 27, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

> They are sending Recruits to the frontlines against Insurgents. That's horrendous.
 

Attachments

  • 1627489377887.png
    1627489377887.png
    433.9 KB · Views: 1
Top Bottom